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, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wrong? just not enough people? >> two thgs happened. a lot of the afghanistan and iraq veterans returned that needed care and the president made a decision to award new coverage areas for vietnam veterans, the two pipelines coming in just over ran the system. >> you said they've tried to speed up, but that has meant more mistakes. >> they have. a recent study by the inspector general of the va says it was as many as 30% of benefit decisions were erroneous and that's doubled in the last couple years as well. >> is this just about
could soon have a 51st state and in a minute or two congressman elect john delaney joins us live in the studio. >>> puerto rico may beat out washington d.c. in becoming the 51st state in the union. a small majority of voters in the u.s. territory voted to seek statehood yesterday. this is a move president obama said i supports. the referendum -- he supports. the referendum requires final congressional approval. the citizens of puerto rico cannot vote in presidential elections. >>> this is how they defeated prohibition against alcohol one step at a time. >> the first two states in line washington and colorado voted yes to legalizing recreational marijuana. that measure in both states allows licensed retailers to sell pot. users have to be over age 21 and can possess an ounce at a time. the laws do set the stage for a potential showdown with the federal government which still says smoking pot is illegal. >>> here's a live look outside now. it is already chilly. topper is here in minutes with a look at the full forecast including the latest on the nor'easter. >> and right after the
known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner seem to be sticking to their guns, those old noncompromising my way or the highway type guns. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> the president says he will reject any deal that does not include asking the wealthy to pay more. that fiscal cliff is a combination of some automatic spending cuts and tax increases and economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if lawmakers don't do something by january 1st. mr. balm and speaker boehner are scheduled to meet at the white house next week. >>> because of that impending financial doom and gloom virginia's governor bob mcdonnell ordered state agencies to look into cutting their budgets by 4% and as reporter peggy fox explains, the same thing t
on september 11. the senator john mccain was lashing out today at the president over the un ambassador's claims that the attack was not pre-planned. >> we believe whoever it is, they must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states, who is commander in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down
they're investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and investigators say allen exchanged thousands of e-mails with july kelley. she is the -- jill kelley. she is the woman who claims the biographer petraeus was having the affair with sent her threatening e-mails. capitol hill hearings on allen's promotion have been delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander of europe. >> despite his resignation, they still want petraeus to testify about the consulate attack in benghazi. first of all, how bad does it look for general allen? he says he didn't do anything wrong, but there's talk of these e-mails as being flirtatious, whatever that means. >> reporter: exactly. sure, 's been a tough few days for general allen since the fbi probe implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious and we've been turned over to the inspector general. they came from the fbi and the implication is there was no suggestion of any criminal condu
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